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 Meanings and Examples of CONSTRUCTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
constructive
 a.  tending to improve or promote development
 a.  emphasizing what is hopeful or to the good
Classic Sentence: (84 in 6 pages)
1  Then followed ten years of constructive definite effort toward the building of complete school systems in the South.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
2  The cannon were fired, and at night the patrol found him hidden under the keel of a vessel in process of construction; he resisted the galley guards who seized him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
3  The vessels in process of construction are under a bell-glass there, as it were.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
4  Beneath the social construction, that complicated marvel of a structure, there are excavations of all sorts.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
5  There was no paper pasted on the wall, either on the side of the Jondrettes or on that of Marius; the coarse construction was visible in its nakedness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A PROVIDENTIAL PEEP-HOLE
6  Since they had arrived at Corinthe, and had begun the construction of the barricade, no attention had been paid to Father Mabeuf.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER II—THE FLAG: ACT SECOND
7  A clashing of chains, the uneasy jolting of a mass, the click of brass skipping along the pavement, a sort of solemn uproar, announced that some sinister construction of iron was approaching.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE SITUATION BECOMES AGGRAVATED
8  An obscure ramification ever at work; a construction which is immense and ignored.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—FUTURE PROGRESS
9  The tunnel ended like the interior of a funnel; a faulty construction, imitated from the wickets of penitentiaries, logical in a prison, illogical in a sewer, and which has since been corrected.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—ONE SOMETIMES RUNS AGROUND WHEN ONE FANCIES T...
10  Mr. Peggotty seemed very much shocked at himself for having made a speech capable of this unfeeling construction, but was prevented from replying, by Peggotty's pulling his sleeve, and shaking her head.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. A GREATER LOSS
11  I passed three days in a luxury of wretchedness, torturing myself by putting every conceivable variety of discouraging construction on all that ever had taken place between Dora and me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
12  I assure you I am in no danger of putting any strained construction on your motives.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
13  "Es ist ein ganz einfaches Ding," and he began to explain the construction of the machine.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 22
14  "It's a pity Johnnie Gallegher is tied up with Tommy Wellburn on that construction work," she thought.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
15  Herein it is the same with the American whale fishery as with the American army and military and merchant navies, and the engineering forces employed in the construction of the American Canals and Railroads.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
Example Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
16  In the example mentioned above, either method of construction could have been used.
17  Unworthy buildings should be demolished to make room for modern construction.
18  In two to three weeks, Ehrlich said, the Commerce Department plans publish statistics on durable goods orders and construction spending.
19  They have traced the plan of the construction site.
20  Marine construction technology like this is very complex, somewhat analogous to trying to build a bridge under water.
21  Fulton's strengths are in elaborate detail and delicate construction.
22  The street will be widened as part of the construction of the new Golden Ears Route and 176 Street intersection.
23  The metal is used extensively in the construction industry, for electrical wiring and copper pipes are used for plumbing.
24  When the 16th century construction was destroyed by Bosnian Croat forces in November 1993, it seemed to symbolize the complete disintegration in relations between Bosnia's Muslims, Croats and Serbs and the country's descent into all-out war.
25  It is true that fabric, construction, and a designer name on a label elevate the price of clothing.
26  If we fabricate the buildings in this project out of standardized sections, we can reduce construction costs considerably.
27  Where we do see cracks in armor is in new-home construction, both in single-family sales and condos.
28  The work, funded by the European Union, is aimed at finding out exactly how the Lagoon functions before the construction of a Thames-style barrier of steel gates.
29  They have knowledge about the population, housing density, types of construction and the extent of insurance cover.
30  This paper presents a space planning method for multistory building construction.